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Bald Cypress Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Spring Branch, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 95 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

horseback riding

walking

bird watching

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Texas State Parks are open for day use. Due to COVID-19 parks require reservations. You must reserve and print day passes before you arrive, wear a face mask, practice social distancing in the park, and limit groups to 5 or less. More info can be found here: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ Short hike along the Guadalupe River. Cypress trees, clear rapids, swimming holes, and fishing.

hiking
3 months ago

Really pretty walk along the river!

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no shade
5 months ago

Gorgeous trail by the river. Not much to say other than it gives you some good photos and access to the river.

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over grown
5 months ago

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6 months ago

Beautiful fall color in November. Trails and inclines are slick from the late rains.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a short and pretty trail. Most of it is gravel or dirt with a little bit of paving. There are picnic areas with grills and tables at the beginning of the trail. The water is beautiful and clear with a smooth, rocky bottom. Lots of people splashing around and grilling. It does cost $7 per person to enter the park. They take credit cards, thank goodness, because I wasn’t prepared.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice short hike the follows the river and passes by a beautiful bluff. Marked gravel trails have some nice views, but if you venture down a little further, you get some exceptional views of the water. A few picnic benches and sitting benches along the trail. A large portion of the trail is shaded, small changes in elevation, watch for many cypress roots near the end of the trail and poison ivy in areas less trafficked. Take a dip in the water to cool off afterwards!

recorded Bald Cypress Trail

hiking
Sun May 12 2019

Well maintained, easy to hike trail. Unsure how to connect to other trails in the park. While this trail is marked for hikers and bikers, it’s mainly hikers and crowded so I don’t think cyclists will enjoy riding here as much on busy park days/weekends.

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off trail
rocky
Sun Feb 17 2019

walking
Sun Dec 02 2018

This trail was beautiful! Very short and to the point, but definitely worth the time. It takes you right up to the Guadalupe River and has many spots to actually touch the water as well if you’d like. There are also picnic benches for people to use. Super pretty and easy for anyone interested!

Sun Sep 02 2018

Beautiful river side trail. It's a dirt trail so foot beaten it's very easy to walk in flipflops. Heavily shaded. The bald cypress roots make an easy place to sit and view the river. Watchout for snakes nestled in the roots. The river is shallow, maybe mid thigh at the deepest, easy to cross over to the other side.

Fri Jun 09 2017

Short and easy. Beautiful cypress trees. Nice beach along river with tall cliffs. Benches along the trail, picnic tables too.

Sat May 13 2017

Nice quick trail along the river.

walking
Fri Nov 25 2016

Bald Cypress Trail is one of several trails in Guadalupe River State Park . It goes along the river and is technically an out and back trail, but one could make it a loop by using a parking lot, road, and non trail grounds. In a section of the trail, there is a nice rock beach to also walk along or lay in the sun. The trail is well maintained and was colorful during our visit in November. For more information on the park's trails go here: http://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/park_maps/pwd_mp_p4505_0040j.pdf

Sat Aug 20 2016

Great people working there and a beautiful area for the kids! There is a discovery center for kids that is great and they were even patient enough to teach them new stuff

Thu Nov 07 2013

Beautiful, scenic hike along the Guadalupe River. The trees are gorgeous during Fall, usually around Thanksgiving.

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recorded Bald Cypress Trail

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recorded GRSP: Bald Cypress Trail

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recorded Bald Cypress Trail

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